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Cairo Time Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 31, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 3, 2011
The lovely twilit moments in this movie stay with one, and that summoning them up in your mind is like slowing down time.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 2, 2010
Clarkson lights up Ruba Nadda's stately drama Cairo Time like the moon on a summer night, making every moment luminous with quiet, resigned longing.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 27, 2010
What it has going for it, however, is a strong performance from Clarkson, who has become one of the more reliable character actors in independent film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 27, 2010
Confirms two things that hardly need confirming: The Egyptian capital is a breathtaking metropolis, and Patricia Clarkson is one of the best actors in the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 26, 2010
Cairo Time proves hard to resist, the film's familiarity gradually giving way to a playfulness that feels new to the impossible-love subset of bourgeois melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 26, 2010
Cairo Time: Take the time to see it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 20, 2010
This is a poetic, romantic, emotionally complex film that sneaks up on you, particularly in its final scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 20, 2010
Clarkson proves what her fans have known forever: She's ready for the spotlight. With luck she'll stay there for a while.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 19, 2010
The movie isn't sure what, politically or even romantically, it's about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 6, 2010
If Cairo Time does not amount to much, it does evoke a wistful state of feeling and a complicated city with enough skill and sensitivity that you wish it had dared more.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 6, 2010
It's as refreshing as a glass of mint tea.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 6, 2010
Cairo Time earns some indulgence for a pace that Westerners may find languid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 6, 2010
[Clarkson] makes yearning palpable. She turns mysterious silences into a language of love.
August 5, 2010
It's a postcard-lovely movie that, in spite of its best intentions, ends up feeling a little touristy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 5, 2010
The scenery is enchanting and it's clear Nadda was inspired to make the film from the beauty of Cairo. She and cinematographer Luc Montpellier succeed in fashioning a graceful postcard to the city, but a story, too, would have been nice.
August 4, 2010
It's a haunting and hypnotic film. And Clarkson's sublimely nuanced performance is in every way transporting.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 4, 2010
What emerges is time pleasantly spent with a slice of life that examines a romantic détente between two cultures. Like smoke from an Egyptian hookah, the melancholia lingers.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 4, 2010
The stakes here remain so doggedly small-scale that they require a patience not everyone will muster (though they should).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 3, 2010
Writer-director Ruba Nadda's emphasis on body language ultimately trumps the clumsiness of her script.
August 2, 2010
Patricia Clarkson is usually so "on" that it's a surprise to see her play a melancholy, passive woman -- and play her with such airy, elegiac grace.
July 6, 2010
Love wilts under the Egyptian sun in this chemistry-free romantic vehicle.
July 6, 2010
The fourth feature from Canadian writer-helmer Ruba Nadda ("Sabah") has a slightly breathless, old-fashioned feel, calling to mind the cliched fiction found in the type of ladies' magazine the heroine edits.
October 9, 2009
Though the aim is subtlety, Cairo Time often seems to be making too much of too little.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4